Benefits Manager: DHO HR Operations

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Date: Jan 1, 2019

Location: Omaha, NE, US

Company: Kiewit

Requisition ID: 78361

Position Summary: This position is responsible for the operation, administration and management of company sponsored benefit programs at Kiewit.   Reports to the Director of Compensation and Benefits through Corporate HR.

• Manages the benefits team to provide benefit programs for staff and non-union craft employees globally.
• Specific areas of responsibility include health and welfare plans, fringe benefits, retirement plans, regulatory compliance, audits, mergers and acquisitions due diligence and integration, and communication.
• Serves as subject matter expert in one or more of these areas and coordinates with internal and external partners to meet department and business goals.

Location: 3555 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 68131

• Develops, implements, and maintains market competitive benefit programs to enhance the employee value proposition through recruitment and retention. 
• Collaborate with internal partners and outside consultants to design, plan and manage the implementation, communication and administration of enterprise wide employee benefit programs.
• Ensure high quality value added benefits are available for employees while managing costs.  Ensure programs globally are consistent and meet company benefit philosophy.
• Manage development of open enrollment materials and presentation decks for use by Benefits team and internal partners.
• Support a culture of wellness that proactively seeks solutions to set the standard for quality, effectiveness and value while focusing efforts on the key areas of concern for the employee population.
• Oversee 401(k) and RRSP (Canada) plan administration and work with external consultants and legal (ERISA).  This position is also a member of the Investment committee.
• Ensure compliance with all state and federal regulations including ERISA, COBRA and HIPAA including implementing and managing appropriate business processes and internal controls.
• Stay abreast of changing regulations to be able to provide guidance and direction to teams and develop strategies to mitigate risk exposure.
• Manage vendor relationships with consultants, third party administrators, brokers and other applicable vendors.
• Provides overall prioritization of work assignments and management of benefits team resources and activities.

• Bachelor’s degree in Business, HR or related field.
• Seven (7) or more years of relevant and progressive experience in Benefits, Human Resources, Payroll, or related field.
• CPP, CBP, CEBS, GRP, GPHR certifications desired.
• Effective communication – tools and techniques, ability to effectively transmit, receive and accurately interpret ideas, information and needs.
• Innovation – develops new ideas and initiatives that improve the organization’s performance.
• Relationship skills – ability to build constructive and collaborative relationships both up and down the management chain.
• Demonstrates sound business ethics and consistently adheres to and promotes the values and principle in all business and personal transactions.
• Knowledge of customer service concepts and techniques.
• Ability to meet and exceed employee needs and expectations and provide excellent service in a direct or indirect manner.
• Understand the necessity and value of teamwork and have the ability to work effectively as part of a team.
• Ability to be flexible and adaptable to a rapidly changing landscape.
• Active/continuous learning – seeks performance feedback and identifies approaches to improve own and other’s performance and learning.
• Empower and motivate associates to take over tasks and responsibilities to accomplish results for which the Manager maintains ultimate accountability.
• Ability to motivate, develop, and guide teams to attain successful outcomes and business objectives.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public speaking and presentations
• Excellent problem-solving skills
• Ability to work independently to develop and implement appropriate goals and objectives.
• Ability to embrace diversity.
• Knowledge of accounting and financial analysis

About Kiewit 
As one of North America's largest, most respected construction and engineering organizations, with 2017 revenues of $8.7 billion, Kiewit exists to make a difference. We improve and connect communities across the United States, Canada, and Mexico through complex projects in transportation, water/wastewater, power, oil, gas and chemical, building, industrial and mining. Our services are as diverse as the skills of our 22,000-strong workforce to whom we provide challenging, honest work in a caring and collaborative culture. A sense of adventure, pride and fulfillment is built into every career at Kiewit.

How We’re Different
•    Consistently ranked within the top five of the “Top 400 Contractors” according to Engineering News-Record 
•    Top-tier health, dental and vision insurance available from Day One of employment
•    401K savings plan that includes company dollar-for-dollar match on contributions up to 6 percent of base pay
•    Our employees are entitled to accrue at least 20 days paid time off each year
•    We spend an average of $8,500 per employee each year on training and career development and reimburse up to $5,250 per year in outside tuition costs

Kiewit is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Omaha
Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs

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